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Glenwood Saturday Market

Sam Silvius
Glenwood Saturday Market

The Glenwood Springs Saturday Farmers Market is a unique market; it comprises vendors who are farmers, fishermen, bakers and jam makers. And while some have additional help, most are family-based and believe in the products that they bring to market, including freshly baked breads, small batch jams, jellies, relishes, “beyond organically grown” fruits and vegetables, incredible honey, sustainably caught Alaskan salmon and Gulf Coast shrimp.

The range of goods available at this smaller market is pretty impressive, especially when I think about how much of this is grown in our backyard (Garfield County) and the amount of effort that it requires. This market is supported by local families, many of whom, like the vendors, are showing up with the third generation to share the quality of friends and produce that are found here.

In recognizing this, we would like to invite you, our customers, to join us this Saturday for Customer Appreciation as we close out our 31st season in Glenwood Strings. Each stand will have a sample or special item available along with their best selection of winter squash, summer squash, tomatoes, potatoes, turnips, new crop pinto beans, beets, onions and more.

Cyn Cyr is again going plum crazy this final market of our season. She has cooked up more organic Plum/raspberry jam, plum butter and plum preserves. Cyn is also offering lots of other delicious selections, including pear/apple sauce and juices, amazing raspberry, organic whole berry cranberry sauce and blueberry/vanilla jams. Be sure to stop by to taste a sample of jalapeño/raspberry jelly, corn or zucchini relish and get a thank-you gift for customer appreciation day. Bring a viable canning jar and receive 50 cents off your purchase.

Kuhns’ Peach Valley CSA Farm will feature Garfield County field-grown, last-of-the-summer tomatoes, sweet peppers, greens, brassicas, garlic, potatoes and carrots. Also, PV grown heirloom apples and pears, as well as fresh pressed cider and homemade pesto.

At Healthy Baker the incredible apple and peach fritters have returned, becoming the perfect complement to your coffee.

Also available here are double-stuffed focaccia bread made with sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, garlic, four herbs, cheddar and mozzarella, his famous vegan, organic four-seeded Dakota bread and an organic double-stuffed hot chilies and cheddar in sourdough bread. Those with a chocolate craving will enjoy a brownie or elvis bar. For those just needing a sweet, a piece of scrumptious carrot cake should fit the bill.

DeVries’ freshly roasting chilies provide a mouth-watering aroma to accompany us as we make the selections to fill our pantries as we face winter, from the specialty canned salsas, pickled asparagus and crisp, tasty apple choices. “The farmer and his daughter” are sure to have what you need.

Pie and carving pumpkins, wild flower honey, rabbit brush and alfalfa clover honeys, bee pollen and honey comb are just a small portion of the goodies found at Mesa Forge and Farm’s stand. Several sweet breads and a growing selection of yeast breads complement the assortment of Plum Daisy’s award-winning jams also located here.

To all of those who wanted to indulge in a wonderful lunch while at the market, Kaleb will be grilling salmon wraps this week as well as having the best selection of smoked and frozen salmon portions, halibut and all wild natural chemical-free gulf shrimp. These gulf shrimp are prized for their firm and tender texture and their mild flavor.

Wild and sustainably caught gulf shrimp are unique because, unlike most store-bought shrimp, these do not include chemicals and preservatives. We are working with a fourth generation family-owned and operated company in the U.S. to bring you premium gulf shrimp from the shore to your door.

The Rite Aid parking lot, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, in or out of costume, is the place to be!

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